Robbers attacked Wakefield man in own home in front of family

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A GANG of robbers assaulted a man in a targeted attack and stole cash from his home in Wakefield.

Four men went into then house on Painthorpe Lane, Wakefield, at around 2.20pm on Tuesday.

They threatened and assaulted a 41-year-old man before stealing cash.

The victim’s family members witnessed the attack but were unharmed.

Police said the men then got into a four door black saloon vehicle and left the scene.

All four suspects are believed to be in their early 20s.

Det Insp Dave Rogerson, of Wakefield CID, said: “I believe this to have been a targeted attack and has clearly been very distressing for the victims.

“This incident has occurred in the early afternoon when there will have people going about their daily business and I am certain someone will have seen something.